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02 Nov 2017

American Vein adds new physician to its phlebology staff

John Joseph Randono, MD, has joined the phlebology staff of American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of eight vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Randono has more than 30 years medical experience, specifically as a cardiac and thoracic vascular surgeon, and as a

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27 Oct 2017

MEDICAID FRAUD NEWS

In another case of fraud, Cesar Tavera, 53, the head of a nonprofit mental health provider, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in defrauding Medicaid and embezzling more than $1.5 million, DOJ announced. He was also ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution. Tavera was the

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27 Oct 2017

Nurse, doctor charged For defrauding Tricare

By Paige Minemyer Fierce Healthcare A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner and physician have been charged in separate, but similar schemes to defraud Tricare. Nurse practitioner Susan Perry, 58, faces 13 charges, including one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud, one count of distributing a controlled substance and

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27 Oct 2017

Texas courts allow defamed ER execs to depose Google over 20 fake online ratings

On Oct. 16, a Texas court granted a request from two free-standing emergency rooms to question Google about the identities of more than 20 people who left negative online reviews about the two facilities, according to medical news service FierceHealthIT. Highland Park Emergency Center and Preston Hollow Emergency Room, both

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